Last post on Oct 20, 2013 at 6:24 AM
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Hyundai Azera, Sedan
#4236 of 4303 Re: Sylvania Silver Star Ultra Headlamps [allmet33]
Dec 31, 2012 (4:44 pm)
thanks. i'll check that out
#4237 of 4303 Suspension Clunk
Mar 27, 2013 (7:54 am)
Okay...I'm proud to say that I've owned my '06 Azera for the last 7 years and put just over 146k miles on it. I've read all the posts about people complaining about the clunk noise, which I didn't experience until about 80-90k miles. All the years of going to the dealer and having them look at it, not one time did a mechanic ever mention anything about the sway bar bushings. My mechanic told me that sway bar bushings can wear out anywhere between 20-80k miles. So...I am going to order them and have him install them and I'll come back and let you guys know if it resolved the infamous clunk noise or not. I tried to find some silicone aftermarket bushings to no avail, so I will just try to order the best ones I can find.
#4238 of 4303 Re: Suspension Clunk [allmet33]
Mar 28, 2013 (2:35 pm)
Glad to hear your Azzie is still running strong. I had to sell mine in 2010 before I moved out west. A hard decision. The person I sold it to, still loves it. I bought a new 2011 Sonata. Not an Azera, but I like it. I can't believe how much the Azera's price has increased since '06!
#4239 of 4303 Re: Suspension Clunk [allmet33]
Mar 29, 2013 (9:50 am)
Allmet 33: Happy to hear you still have your 06 and that it has 140k plus mostly trouble free miles miles.
I too have followed this forum since 07 and have heard other owners complaining about the front end thump, hard riding tires, etc. I have not heard the thump and it rides fine with the original Michelin tires. Maybe I am hard of hearing or have low stardards regarding ride but don't think so. Have heard nothing but "nice riding and quiet car" from my passengers.
I will keep attuned to your input regarding your new sway bar bushings. Many of us have valued your input to this forum for several years. You are our resident expert on all things Azera. Thanks.
#4240 of 4303 Re: Suspension Clunk [garym1j]
Mar 29, 2013 (10:03 am)
Azeradave - Sorry you had to sell your Azera. The Sonata isn't a bad choice at all either. I had an '02, which is why I felt confident making the jump up to the Azera. As you know with all cars, the price goes up as they refresh and re-do as the years go by. One thing to note, the Azera has defnitely gotten better in terms of what you're getting for your money.
Garym1j - I appreciate the kind words. I may have offered a few tidbits here and there, but I also learned from a great deal from various posters as well. The sway bar bushings will have to wait a little longer as my check engine light came on again and I need to replace all of my ignition coils. After that, then I'll take care of the bushings. The other things I still have to do are the engine & transmission mounts, lower ball joints and front strut mounts.
Crazy thing is, the best information regarding my car (mechanically) came from a non-Hyundai mechanic. I get my car worked on at a place the specializes in German cars (go figure).
I will post as soon as I get the suspension taken care of and let you all know how it goes.
Happy Easter to all who celebrate, if you don't...have a great weekend!!!
#4241 of 4303 2006 Azera sway bar bushings
Apr 05, 2013 (8:35 am)
Just replaced the rear sway bar bushings at 150000 km and the clunking noise gone.
#4242 of 4303 Re: 2006 Azera sway bar bushings [wards]
Apr 05, 2013 (9:01 am)
That's great news!!! Guess the key is to see how long it takes for the noise to return to have an idea of how often those bushings may need replacing.
Did you get the work done through a dealership?
#4243 of 4303 AAA Warranty Plan
Apr 05, 2013 (9:36 am)
After listening to problems that seem to be associated with the age of the car and miles driven, I decided to extend my 2007 Azera warranty for 5 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first for $1850. If the plan was not offered by AAA I would'nt have done it, but I trust AAA to sponsor an honest program. Anyway, it extends bumper to bumper at the dealership or any other place, so sway bars, bushings, transmission mounts, struts, lower ball joints, so as my favorite President used to say, "bring em on". Now I have 5 more years to save up for another car. But, then again, since I am 76 years, maybe I can consider this as a "lifetime warranty". (A little gallows humor here). By the way, should I trade the car before the five years are up, transfers with the car which may increase the value if selling privately. Don't know whether a dealer would "respect" my private warranty or not. Probably not. Welcome any and all thoughts regarding the wisdom of buying this extended warranty.
#4244 of 4303 Re: AAA Warranty Plan [garym1j]
Apr 05, 2013 (1:40 pm)
Car comes with a 100k warranty. How many miles on your car? Mine has 75k and not much has gone wrong
#4245 of 4303 Expiration of Warranty, 5 years/60,000 miles
Apr 06, 2013 (12:08 pm)
I have 49,500 miles on the car and it was purchased in Aug 2007, hence the basic warranty period of five years has expired. The power train is covered for original owners to 100k or 8 years. It is encumbent upon me to ensure that all items in the original "bumper to bumper" are included in the follow up coverage. That may be difficult. I agree now the safest place to buy an extended warranty is at the dealership, regardless of AAA's reputation and sponsorship. I think I will back out of the AAA sponsored plan Monday AM.